This may be a bit too “touchy feely” for some people, but Wayne Dyer is a bright guy, and I love the way he applies the teachings of the Tao to everyday life. I’ve read the Tao in a few different translations – the teachings are open to interpretation, and therefore mean different things to different people – but the Dr. adds his own (practical) spin to each. There’s great truth in his writing – so I give it a strong thumbs up.
I can never get enough of HBR. The quality of content is unsurpassed. I also recommend the HBR podcast (see below). There’s nothing wrong with a daily dose of HBR.
Jack Welch’s book. The most practical business book I’ve ever read (or listened to). Jack’s no BS attitude can be abrasive, but he give some great insight on how to get things done, and how to produce results. If you’re listening to the Audio book – take notes. He offers some serious gems that you can apply to your work life today.
I recommend this book so strongly that I’ve given it as a gift to numerous friends and family. I listened to it numerous times since the first listen about 6 months ago. It’s powerful on a few different levels, and will make you view the world in a new light. If you liked the Secret – you’ll love this. Sort of the natural progression for anyone that felt a chord was struck in the Secret. Strong recommendation.
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Great to break up any monotonous commuting. Careful though – you may find yourself laughing out loud while staring at your ipod. Funny when you’re sitting with friends. Not so funny when you’re on the subway. Although I’m sure a good conversation starter…
Part of my morning routine/toolbox. Another one to take notes on. Interviews with thought leaders in business. The format is entertaining and informative. This is a must listen to….save the $$ on the HBR, and listen to this podcast daily. You won’t regret it.
Guided Meditation. Helps if you feel like you need a helping hand to decompress.